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Charles Bukowski: A Poem For Swingers, A Poem for the Playgirls of the Universe

Vixx posted this on her blog. I really like it, I love the engrained honesty in Bukowski's work:

"I like women who haven’t lived with too many men.
I don’t expect virginity but I simply prefer women
who haven’t been rubbed raw by experience.

there is a quality about women who choose
men sparingly;
it appears in their walk
in their eyes
in their laughter and in their
gentle hearts.

women who have had too many men
seem to choose the next one
out of revenge rather than with

when you play the field selfishly everything
works against you:
one can’t insist on love or
demand affection.
you’re finally left with whatever
you have been willing to give
which often is:

some women are delicate things
some women are delicious and

if you want to piss on the sun
go ahead
but please leave them

1 comment:

  1. I find the idea that a woman is somehow morally and emotionally degraded by having been with too many men incredibly offensive. Women are not delicate 'things' (note the objectification in that sentence), and promiscuity can be perfectly healthy. I don't disagree that there are many women who have low self-esteem, and seek male attention in order to validate themselves, but the two don't automatically go together.

    Seems like more of a rant with some line breaks in it than an actual poem.


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